Today's News

  • BHS honors Whited at Arbor Day service

    The staff and students of Buford High School used this year's Arbor Day celebration to remember the life of one of their own.

    The school held its annual Arbor Day Celebration on Thursday morning and a red maple tree was planted in the courtyard in memory of Bobby Whited.

    Whited, a Buford High senior, died in a car accident in 2004.

  • Area leaders target gap in student performance

    Community leaders met for a third time to discuss closing the achievement gap among students in Lancaster County.

    A committee was formed earlier this year to study why some students don't achieve academically as well as others, and what can be done about it.

    About 20 people attended the latest meeting, held Thursday at the TRIO Learning Resource Center at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

    Discussion came from three questions committee facilitator Bobby Bailey left the group with at the end of the previous meeting in August:

  • Angel tree needs help to make kids Christmas

    Christmas may not come for some local needy children whose names haven't been taken off Lancaster Christian Services angel trees.

    Program volunteer Brenda Campbell said there are 77 names left on the tree at the Church of Lancaster on Craig Farm Road in the youth building. But when the program allows people who missed the September deadline to fill out applications on Dec. 12. between 200 and 300 more are expected to be added. The applications may be filled out between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. at the church on that day.

  • Bruins rally to top Raiders

    The Lancaster Bruins opened their 2007-08 home basketball schedule, doing what's been working on the road.

    The LHS boys won another nail-biter, topping Keenan for a split of the varsity twin bill. KHS was ranked third in the Class AA boys state basketball poll.

    Coach Ricardo Priester’s Bruins, fresh off a 63-61 road win over Class AAA foe Lugoff-Elgin on Tuesday night, pushed their hoops mark to 3-0 with a 59-52 win.

    The Lady Bruins, 2-1, dropped their first loss, falling to the Lady Raiders 48-43.

  • City Council gives first OK to updating comprehensive plan

    Lancaster City Council gave first approval of an updated comprehensive plan for the city last week.

    The new plan will guide development efforts – where development should occur and what type – in the future with zoning designations. The city's plan is part of the county's comprehensive plan, which was last updated in 1999. State law now requires that the plan be updated every five years.

    Lancaster County Planner Chris Karres, whose department has been responsible for updating the county-wide plan, said not many changes are needed in the city plan.

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  • Cougars hold off Warriors for win

    The Indian Land High School boys gave it a game effort before dropping a tough 57-55 road loss to Class AAAA foe York on Tuesday night.

    The Cougars bolted to a 20-8 first-period lead, but the Warriors kept battling and made it a game to the end.

    "I was proud of our effort," Indian Land High second-year coach Nate Smith said. "We battled and didn't quit."

    Indian Land, with a 15-10 second-period run, sliced the Cougars' lead to 30-23 at the break. The third period was tight, with York holding a 47-41 edge heading into the final eight minutes.

  • We never misplaced our hall telephone

    Let's get one thing straight – the fact I grew up in simpler time doesn't mean I'm simple-minded and reject progress.

    We've come a long way baby, from plowing with mules, to walking on the moon.

    Alas, behold the multi-colored, multi-functional cellular telephone.

    Now, when I was a lad, telephones came in one color, black, which was OK by Mr. Henry Ford, who was a genius in the manufacturing of black automobiles. The only exception was the white version of the telephone, which only showed up in Hollywood movies and in the hands of paper doll cut-outs.

  • Basket Fund tally nears $1,000

    The Ward Faulkenberry Memorial Christmas Basket Fund has brought in almost $1,000 since the drive began Nov. 19.

    The fund, sponsored by the local American Red Cross, collects donations that are used to buy $25 food vouchers that are given to less fortunate families in Lancaster County.

    Recipients can use those vouchers at local grocery stores.

    As of Wednesday afternoon, $880 had been donated to the fund, now in its 48th year.

  • Council on Aging seeks transportation funding

    County Council gave the green light to spend $53,064 that would match a grant for transportation services for senior citizens and the disabled.

    Sally Sherrin, director of the Lancaster County Council on Aging, told council Monday night that there are new grant funds available to transport seniors and the disabled and to take other people to work.